FOOD STORAGE CALCULATOR
The following food storage calculator will calculate quantities of bulk staple foods based on 1-year of preparedness from recommendations by the church of LDS.
In an uncertain world there is a certain amount of good sense in planning ahead.
If a 1-year food supply is beyond your reason, consider a 3-month minimum (÷ 4), or enter “0.25” instead of “1” for each person.
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Note: The food calculator above is a guide, and is based on one source (LDS), although a popular one in the realm of food storage.
Note: The water calculation is literally 1-gallon per person per day (minimum). However if you live near a reliable source of water, consider storing 2-weeks worth while investing in a quality water purifier-filter to treat water from other sources.
There are many additional items which you should consider adding – things like condiments, spices & herbs, etc. A good food storage is a diversified one, so consider a combination of bulk items, canned foods, dehydrated and freeze-dried foods, purpose-packed long-term foods (kits, #10 cans, packets, etc.).
The items above are considered bulk ‘staple’ foods – which should be stored properly for long term. Grains and other dry goods should be sealed in buckets (Mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, etc.).
It is a very important principle to rotate your foods (even your bulk) to minimize spoilage over time.